John Neuffer is President and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). John joined the association in 2015 and is responsible for setting and leading the public policy agenda and serving as the primary advocate for maintaining U.S. leadership in semiconductor design, manufacturing, and research.
Prior to SIA, John served as Senior Vice President for Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), where he led ITI’s global team to expand market access opportunities for ITI member companies around the world. He directed all of ITI’s global government relations related to trade, cybersecurity, standards, technical regulation, Internet governance, and privacy.
Before joining ITI, John served for over seven years at the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, DC: two years as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Affairs, preceded by over five years as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan.
Prior to USTR, John was a Senior Research Fellow and Political Analyst with the Mitsui Kaijyo Research Institute in Japan for nine years, where he was a leading commentator on Japanese politics and policy. All told, John lived in Japan 11 years. He is a native of Montana and Washington State.